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How to DIY Spray Paint an Old Grill for $10

Have you ever been driving down the street and you do a double take?

“What was that just down the road?!” Must turn around.

No shame. 

How to DIY Spray Paint an Old Grill for $10


Why?! Because sometimes one man’s junk is another man’s treasure! ( Thanks, Mom!)

We found this grill at the curb. With a sign saying FREE! We didn’t even have a rope in our car. I used the old trick my dad taught me ( or I saw him do). Use our dog’s leash and wrap that bad boy up and hold it tight by slamming the doors tight on the leash.

Now is the time to be on the lookout as people toss old ugly ones for something brand new and shiny.

But we are bargain hunters.


We brought it home.

I bought 2 cans of High Heat Spray paint at Home Depot for $10. This grill has lasted us three years so far for only $10!!!!! Say what!?!

How to DIY Spray Paint an Old Grill for $10


Cover up all the chrome spots or anything you do not want to be painted. We use blue painters tape.  Then choose your well-ventilated area and paint away in smooth even streaks.





Still, have to paint the bottom! But I’m so excited about the results! I spent $10 total on that grill! SWEET!

Update: We never ended up painting the bottom and it’s totally okay because all the ash just falls on it anyways.


We still have this grill after three years. We decided to buy a gas/charcoal combo grill from BJ’s last year and my husband prefers this one! The gas side wasn’t well made a handle was broken and it’s small. This grill gives up space for large gatherings in the summer.

Spring is the time people are wanting to just get rid of stuff, so keep your eyes open.


What have you found at the side of the road recently? 


Bonnie Lyn Smith

Monday 25th of May 2015

Love it! I love to grab someone else's trash too! We furnished our first home this way! Can't beat $10!


Sunday 24th of May 2015

I love that you admit to grabbing stuff off the curb lol. I do it too :)


Sunday 24th of May 2015


Leanne | The Transplanted Southerner

Friday 22nd of May 2015

Wow that turned out really well! I love a good curb find!!


Friday 22nd of May 2015

Thanks Leanne! Me too!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors

Friday 22nd of May 2015

Heck yeah - this is awesome - I had no idea about the high heat spray, maybe Ill buy that and try to salvage my old grill - it was a hand me down from my aunt and uncle and has seen better days!


Friday 22nd of May 2015

Yes worth a try for sure! Thanks for stopping by Sam!


Friday 22nd of May 2015

Awesome! Our grill just broke 3 weeks ago :( I'm always scanning the curb for things!


Friday 22nd of May 2015

Here's hoping you can find one on the curb and make it over!

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